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Hey Edge Family, good morning! We’re wrapping up the week with the last recap of CES 2024!
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The tool, “Conversational Commerce Solution,” lets retailers add AI-powered chatbots to sites and apps powered by models like PaLM. The chatbots have natural conversations tailored to shoppers' preferences via retailers' data.
Google announced the layoff of over 1,000 employees across different departments, including engineering and services.
The "CCS can create descriptions, metadata, and categorizations from just one photo and generate new product images.
Big Takeaway: Today wraps up CES 2024 AI was a massive part of companies this year, and I think it’s safe to say AI is here to stay.
My favorite launch: The Whispp app converts whispered, impaired speech into natural voice for real-time phone calls using AI. (Read more)
The EyeQ device attaches to laptops and uses a mirror so users maintain eye contact in video calls while viewing the screen. (Read more)
Rownd's $5k tabletop CNC lathe is aimed at beginners with software to simplify the design process. (Read more)
Zoe Care uses Wi-Fi signal analysis to detect human activities like falls. (Read more)
"Software-defined vehicle" refers to cars where software controls key functionality versus hardware. (Read more)
LG's home robot, AI binoculars, and voice-absorbing mask were among the oddest gadgets seen at CES. (Read more)
🐇 Rabbit r1 sells out in just 24 hours
Startup Rabbit's newly unveiled R1 smart assistant device sold out an initial 10,000 units within 24 hours of launch. The second batch is available here, and the expected delivery date is April or May 2024. (Full article here)
🇺🇸 Congress Wants Tech Companies to Pay Up for AI Training Data
At Senate AI hearing, lawmakers agreed AI companies should pay media for using content to train models. Democrat Richard Blumenthal said it's "morally right" and "legally required” Republican Josh Hawley agreed. (Full article here)
🪝Microsoft briefly overtakes Apple as most valuable company
Microsoft briefly surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company on Thursday thanks to stock gains driven by its AI push. Microsoft shares rose 2% on the back of strong earnings, buoyed by cloud and AI, putting its valuation at $2.903 trillion versus Apple's $2.871 trillion. (Full article here)
💻 Real Life Use Cases
Chat GPT Prompt: AI for beginners
This prompt is great for beginners confused about the power of AI, and who better to teach you than the best AI model, ChatGPT!
🔏 Copy and paste the prompt below ⏬
Discuss the basics of conversational AI and natural language processing in layman's terms and provide a brief overview of how it helps AI understand human language.
Here’s a link to the results ⬇️
💼 Who’s Hiring in AI
🔮 AI Game
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